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Bell Convalescent Hospital

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Updated Jun 1, 2022 by Nick Reese

Historical Rating
Grade: F
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4900 E. Florence Ave,
Bell Gardens CA 90201

(323) 560-2045

80% estimated occupancy 1

Bell Convalescent Hospital is an average-sized nursing home in Bell Gardens, California. Our grading system was not very kind to this nursing home, as it received an overall score of F. Based on our assessment, you'd be better off to steer clear of this nursing home. More information on this facility's category grades may be found below. Its best category was inspections, which is addressed in the next section.

Quick Details

  • Accepts Medicare 1
  • Accepts Medicaid 1
  • No CCRC
  • Has Resident Council
  • No Family Council
  • For profit - Corporation

Specialized Services

  • Physical Therapy

Registered Staff Hours

Medical Staff Hours Per Patient (2021)
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Facility Inspections

Grade: B-minus

While we graded this facility incredibly poorly overall, it received a fairly respectable inspection report this year. As a result, it received a decent grade in that category with a score of B-. We would argue that one of the most critical factors in assessing an inspection report is deficiencies. We especially look at the severity of the deficiencies. This particular nursing home received 4 deficiencies on its inspection report. Overall, this is still a solid inspection report, but we'd always recommend looking into any deficiencies you find troubling.

Long-term Care Quality

Grade: C

Remarkably, we awarded this nursing home a C for our long-term care rating, which is not a bad grade. For residents seeking a permanent residence rather than skilled nursing, long-term care is a very important category. Once we assessed the volume of care provided by nurses aids and other staff, we then looked at the nursing home's vaccination statistics. This facility vaccinated 100 percent of its patients for pneumonia, which is better than the average nursing home. Lastly, this place was also able to limit hospitalizations. Indeed, it had only 0.01 hospitalizations per one thousand long-term resident days, which is a remarkably low figure.

Nurse Quality

Grade: F

Unfortunately, we gave this facility an F for its nursing grade. There are several factors within this area. Many of the datapoints relate to levels of nurse staffing. This nursing home provided just 0.1 hours of nursing care per resident per day. This figure is significantly below average. Finally, we also looked at some nursing quality-based metrics in determining our nursing scores. This nursing home fared well when it comes to minimizing its residents' major falls and pressure ulcers.

Short-term Care Quality

Grade: F

The last category we analyzed is short-term care. This facility was given a very poor grade of F in that area. Our short-term care ratings are based on the nursing home's quantity of highly-skilled nursing services. This includes a broad range of nursing services, ranging from registered nurses to physical and speech therapists, in addition to other variations of therapy. With its score in this category, we weren't stunned to learn that this place was well below average in terms of its quantity of registered nurse and physical therapy hours offered to its residents based on the figures we looked at. Honestly, this was what we expected to find. Lastly, we assessed the number of residents that ultimately were able to return home from this nursing home. This nursing home didn't fare well here either. In fact, we found that just 2 percent of this facility's patients were able to return home. This figure was well off the national average.

Rating Over Time

Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.

FDCB-BB+A-AA+Oct 18Jul 22

Bell Convalescent Hospital Quality Metrics

Minimizes Pressure Ulcers

Grade: A-minus

In Bell Convalescent Hospital, 7.62% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers

This tells you the percentage of residents that suffered from a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers, which are also known as bed sores, are often the result of residents not being moved frequently enough. Better nursing care reduces the percentage of residents in a nursing home who sustain pressure ulcers.

Minimizes Serious Falls

Grade: A-minus

In Bell Convalescent Hospital, 1.67% of Patients had Serious Falls

This indicates the percentage of patients who have had a major fall. Falls leading to serious injuries are routinely associated with lower quality nursing care. Better nursing protocols can reduce the number of major falls sustained by residents in a nursing home.

Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections

Grade: B

In Bell Convalescent Hospital, 1.21% of Patients had UTIs

This datapoint indicates the percent of long-term care residents that suffered from urinary tract infections. UTI's could be an indicator of a facility with lower levels of hygiene. Nevertheless, this datapoint could also be misleading for certain nursing homes due to different reporting standards for infections.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication

Grade: A-plus

In Bell Convalescent Hospital, 10.06% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication

This tells you the percentage of residents given antipsychotic drugs. These medications are used to treat a variety of conditions, such as Alzheimer's or other dementias.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication

Grade: A-plus

In Bell Convalescent Hospital, 13.91% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication

This statistic is an indication of the percentage of long-term care patients taking antianxiety drugs.

Managing Depression Among Residents

Grade: A+

In Bell Convalescent Hospital, 4.33% of Patients

This datapoint measures the percentage of long-term care residents who are showing signs of depression.

Appropriate Vaccine Usage

Grade: A-minus

In Bell Convalescent Hospital, 95.72% of Patients

This tells you the percentage of residents that have received the pneumonia and flu vaccines. Higher vaccination rates should be demanded by residents.

Residents Maintain Autonomy

Grade: A

In Bell Convalescent Hospital, 8.37% Percentage of Patients

This datapoint measures the percentage of long-term care patients who needed increased assistance with activities of daily living over time. ADL's include activities such as getting dressed and using the bathroom. Some argue that this is a reasonable measure of a resident's well-being.

Ability to Keep Residents Mobile

Grade: F

In Bell Convalescent Hospital, 14.05% Percentage of Residents

This metric is a measure of the percentage of long-term care residents who maintained mobility. Some argue that mobility is vital to patients mental and physical well-being.

Hospitalizations

Grade: B-plus

In Bell Convalescent Hospital, 1.49 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days

This is a measure of the number of hospitalizations per 1,000 days of patient care. Avoiding the hospital is key to preserving the physical health of nursing home patients.

Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations

Grade: A-plus

In Bell Convalescent Hospital, 14.05 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized

This is the number of rehospitalizations per 1,000 days of short-term patient care.

Short-term Care: ER Visits

Grade: A-plus

In Bell Convalescent Hospital, 9.85 Percentage of Patients

This datapoint is a measure of the number of emergency room visits per 1,000 days of short-term patient care.

Scores for Bell Gardens, CA

  • Overall Rating has a grade of D
  • Nurse Rating has a grade of D
  • Long-term Care Rating has a grade of B-minus
  • Short-term Care Rating has a grade of D
  • Inspection Rating has a grade of B-minus

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Nearby Dialysis

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  • Davita-Kidney Dialysis Care Unit2.89 miles away3600 E. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. Lynwood California 90262CMS Rating: 3 stars Dialysis Stations: 40 (310) 886-5156
  • Fmc-Rai-East Olympic-Los Angeles3.45 miles away5714 East Olympic Blvd. Los Angeles California 90022Dialysis Stations: 24 (323) 887-0841
  • Davita-Iowa Street Dialysis3.5 miles away8333 Iowa Street, Suite 100 Downey California 90241CMS Rating: 4 stars Dialysis Stations: 21 (562) 923-5901